The day you have been dreaming of is finally here. You are wearing your best smile while looking back and laughing at all the trials you have experienced before finding a real man or woman who will cherish and appreciate you for the rest of your life. It’s your wedding day, and what better way to make it more romantic than having a live band that will perform the songs of your journey and love for each other?
Preparing for your wedding, from choosing the attire to the venue, is exciting yet exhausting. It is important, therefore, to select the right local band for your special day without any hassle. To help you out, here are some tips and pointers to consider when looking for a live band.
1. Freedom to choose a range of music genres. The first thing you should always inquire is whether or not you are free to decide your song selection or genre – it’s your day after all and you want to feel loved and in the mood. Hire a live band that gives you the chance to present your preferences. You may want a mashup of classical music, R&B, or even K-pop. Tell them right away so that they can instantly create a playlist for you.
Moreover, it is best to work with a band that understands that there are certain songs that would stir up and remind special memories of your relationship. You may also ask the band if they accept song requests from guests. That would be lovely, isn’t it?
2. Talented singers and performers. Good music and talented wedding singers and performers are a perfect combination. Ask politely about the band’s previous wedding gigs and how long they have been in the industry. Bands and musicians who have been singing and performing in weddings for many years give the impression that they are actually good, entertaining, and excellent. Feel free to checkout their videos on their website in case they have uploaded them. And let’s say you are looking for a wedding live band, you can easily search this on the internet by using the same phrase or enter this keyword on video streaming sites.
3. Competitive and reasonable rates. Go for a live band that offers a competitive price. However, this does not mean being cheap. Try to assess if their rates are reasonable enough for the services they are providing. Also, you should consider your budget. Does their rate suit your budget? Are you willing to pay a significant amount of money for high-performing sound systems and versatile band of musicians? If your answer is “yes”, definitely go for it!
4. Interesting packages. It is common that when you hear the word “band”, you probably think of three or more persons composing it. That’s actually correct. But there is also the so-called “one-man band”. You may want to get a live band package with one member only or two, three, or four members on it. Usually, when you hire a one-man band, a musician will sing and play an instrument. If you want to have that vibe of being serenaded, then choosing this package is the right one.